A BigMAC Minus The Bread

I must say I had to make this post because this recipe deserves its own blog post it’s THAT good. I sound ridiculous saying it but this recipe is life changing. It is by far my favorite Whole 30 dish for many reasons.

First, it actually tastes like a big mac. Literally the only thing missing is the bread. Sounds unbelievable but believe it, I swear its true! Between the homemade thousand island dressing, pickles, and mustard it tastes and even smells like a big mac. Quite incredible.

Second, this recipe is one of the easiest and quickest recipes. The only thing that needs to cook is the ground beef. A few minutes to cook your meat, add your flavors/spices, mix, and place over your salad and your just about done. Can’t forget the amazing whole 30 homemade thousand island that goes on top. YUM.

Third, it’s whole 30 compliant and WOW I am thankful for this one. Most items in this recipe are staples that you probably have on hand as well. This recipe reheats wonderfully and is perfect for lunch/dinner on the go!

What You Need

I used:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp pickle juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

For The Salad I Prepared:

  • cherry tomatoes
  • red onions
  • pickles
  • Thousand Island Dressing – 2 tbsp tomato paste, 1/4 cup chopped pickles, 1/2 cup clean mayo, salt & pepper.

How To Make

First brown your beef over olive oil on medium high heat. Once brown add diced onions, mustard, tomato paste, coconut aminos, nutritional yeast, pickle juice, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Construct your salad. Place your meat on your salad and top with your homemade thousand island dressing. Enjoy how well these flavors come together!

If you have any questions as usual reach out and message me! INSTAGRAM- appetiteforlifee

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Just a gal learning her way through the kitchen. Whole 30 inspired.

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